Lube Oil Cooling Systems

Lube Oil Cooling Systems

Many processes such as power-generating turbines use lube oil to reduce the friction between moving mechanical parts and carry heat generated by those components away from the system.

The lube oil must be cooled to maintain an optimum oil temperature such that the oil does not break down and continues to prevent damage to the mechanical parts. The oil must be kept clean throughout the process to ensure proper operation of the moving parts so the lube oil coolers are flushed to a stringent cleaning specification defined by API-614 before leaving our factory.

Because oils are more viscous than other fluids, our Lube Oil Cooler uses turbulators inside the tubes to turn the oil which breaks down the fluid boundary layer at the tube wall. The result allows the fluid to have more contact with the tube surface and transfers more heat to the fins which is dissipated to the air blowing over the fins


Key Features

• Proprietary Swirflow technology provides as much a 50% reduction in overall size and weight.

• All products can be designed to ASME Code.

• Products can be designed to meet API-661 requirements.

• Lube Oil Coolers flushed to API-614 when specified.

Our Lube Oil Coolers typically range from 18’’ x 18’’ up to multiple bays that are 15’ wide by 16’ long. They are also customizable for any project you may have at hand. Our product can withstand up to 400°F. Hayden Industrial custom manufactures air cooled Lube Oil coolers in the following materials:

Copper Aluminum Carbon Steel Stainless Steel
Tube X X X X
Fins X X X X

Typical industries that use lube oil to reduce the friction between moving mechanical parts that carry heat generated by those components away from the system.

Common Industries & Applications

  • Turbine Power Generation
  • Turbine driven compressors
  • Data Center and Electronics Cooling
  • Food Storage and Processing
  • Hydraulic Oil
  • Mobile
  • Injection Molding
  • Extrusion Machinery
  • Bearing Oil

Key Options

Hayden Industrial’s Lube Oil Coolers are

  • Optimized design for smallest footprint needed to accomplish the cooling
  • Strong structure for rugged environments and mobility if necessary
  • Robust design to minimize/eliminate vibration from motor/fan drive configuration
  • Flushed to stringent cleaning specification API-614 to ensure no foreign matter in oil system
  • Available as galvanized structure for maximum oxidation resistance or painted to match environmental concerns
  • Designed to minimize energy necessary to power fans
  • Customized motor specifications